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Jan 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
congress, and roosevelt decided healthcare would destroy the entire social security bills and she said no and to get out but for the rest of this administration the staff said please, please, let's make a national health insurance part of social security. social security was becoming very popular. roosevelt was becoming a huge colossus in american politics. and in 1943, right in the middle for the war to come he decides i'm going to do it. world war two, the tide has turned and he's going to win the war. he's going to come home at the end of the war, bring the troops back and he's decided i need another crusade and that's going to be health insurance. they would win this thing through congress. the crowd goes off, writes the national health insurance package. there is one great memo in the archive in which somebody says health care is the most boring subject i've ever encountered. so we had a good laugh about and just as it arrives, roosevelt died certainly in april of 1945. this new guy doesn't know anything about harry truman, takes over and here comes this package really from roosev
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
documentary titled "escape fire: the fight to rescue american healthcare." it's currently available in select theaters, on itunes and video on demand. c-span: matt heineman, one of the things that her bio sheet is you've developed a multimedia undertaking other young americans project. what was there? >> guest: thursday project called our time. i actually studied history in college. i do intention of being the filmmaker. i actually wanted to be a teacher and i got rejected from teacher erika inserted was sitting around trying to decide what to do and we had this plan to drive across the country for three months of interviewing kids from all walks of life to figure out what our generation is about to get sponsorship money, bought an rv and ended up driving around the country. that was my first film. i learned a ton about filmmaking , a ton about life and i fill them up with the process. with a blogger, you know, shot a film, church raided the. from that film, it led me to his job at hbo and started me down this crazy path of making documentary films. c-span: one question about teach for americ
Jan 12, 2013 9:00am EST
, 75-year-old map saying i want to get government out of my healthcare. of course government is already in their healthcare through medicare. the reason we have medicare is because of the democratic party in the 1960s under lyndon johnson that put that through. we have social security because of the democratic party in the 1930s under fdr. so there's a rich tradition of doing these kinds of things by the democrats. there's no doubt the party is not as populist based as it once was. whether the country as a whole has shifted that much or whether they were reading the wrong clips in the media, frankly i'm not sure we can tell you what it was but there definitely has been a shift in that sense. >> host: this e-mail from ron, all of your subjects seem to be basically revelations of corruption of american stereotypical ideal. what you believe is more the norm, corruption 0 idealism? aren't you driven to be per reppally pessimistic about the future of america by your work? >> guest: i don't see how -- anybody could be anything other than pessimistic when you look at healthcare, which is -- it
Jan 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
't just the debt of healthcare or social issues. they were most concerned these candidates were going to take america back to the failed policies of the past. these independent women across the country want to move forward. they want to see a new future for themselves and for their families. they do not want to roll the clock back on americans in this country. so women recognize that the total mad men agenda, if i dare call it, of the g.o.p., they didn't want expect rejected it. the women voted -- voters turn out at the polls and voted for women with the right priorities, and i say this coalition is strong and going to grow because the country feels good about sending these strong democratic women to washington, and they know it's going to make a difference. it's a historic year and we're going to use it to lay the foundation for years to come. we're in this for the long game. this isn't about one election for us. we've already been looking at opportunities for 2014. there are 38 governors. up for governor seats, up for elections between now and the election. and those are critical ra
Jan 6, 2013 7:00pm EST
for ten years and no healthcare. if he gets sick he has to work through the sickness, and that's not the america that i think of. and so i'm really hoping this week, to finish the overly long answer -- is to really bring more attention to these problems, and right now, this session, congress is going to be debating cults in the snap -- cuts in the snap program, and in this time of austerity we can't be dumb and cut things that are long-term benefits. entitlements are investments in our society and we should prioritize these things, federally and actions locally. >> mayor, you were speaking in your forward about the small actions that people took to help your father. talk about the small actions that people take that can help homeless young people. can you talk about how that works in the city? >> first of all, i have had lots of conversations with people who quote-unquote have made it. who when they're in tough times, like tyler perry who was homeless, living in a car. to people i know throughout my community who have gotten broken drug addiction, who have dealt with brutal, br
Jan 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
oning in. the only thing you consume more of is healthcare because are in the stress, look at the numbers, that goes up. so the costs are significant, both the families, and i'd argue to society, and obviously the communities in which these people live. foreclosures cost both hard dollars and soft dollars. there are property tax issues, and the consequences felt by all of us. >> mr. miller, do you have anything to add to that? in particular, road blocks to solutions. >> i don't know whether we have hit bottom or not. one of the rules of economic, if something cannot go on foreign, it will stop, and some of the force pushing down the housing market can't go on forever. we have had -- new households have not been forming, so people are continuing to live we three or four roommates or live in their parents' basement or whatever. that can't go on forever or we'll have some very unhappy families. we already do. we're going to have to replace the housing stock at some point. there are some parts of this that can't go on forever. but there is still a lot of very -- a lot of family
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